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Vehicle taxation has made new EU passenger vehicles more fuel-efficient

Tax incentives have motivated motorists to opt for more fuel-efficient vehicles more often, in 15 of the studied EU Member States. CO2 emissions from new passenger vehicles, per kilometre driven, therefore, have decreased by around 1.3% between 2001 and 2010, which is about a...

The Netherlands in 21 infographics

In ‘The Netherlands in 21 infographics – Facts and figures on the human environment’ the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency presents facts and figures in a novel way. The booklet covers three important domains within our environment: food, energy and transport.

A stated choice experiment

This paper presents the results of an online stated choice experiment on the preference of Dutch private car owners for alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) and their characteristics. Results show that the negative preference for alternative fuel vehicles is large, especially for...

Company car drivers' preference for alternative fuel vehicles

The costs related to car use are very different for company cars drivers than they are for private car owners. Car use, decisions on car choice and preferences for certain car characteristics may therefore differ substantially between these two markets. This paper presents...

Non-ETS emission targets for 2030

The European Commission has launched a discussion with its Green Paper on climate and energy policies. PBL has analysed the effects of various assumptions on Member States' emission targets for 2030 under the Effort Sharing Decision. If the EU decides to reduce its emissions...

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